Compiled by Nadia Reese,
AFRO Editorial Assistant

The Lenten season makes us think of things to eliminate from our lifestyle to put us in a more meditative state in preparation for Easter. Some of our community members had this say about their sacrifices.

“During lent season, I vow to give up fast food for 30 days as a contribution to my health.”

Nisa Wiggs

Jessica Smith

“I love being the tangible hands and feet of Christ, not just during Lent, but all year long. This year, instead of giving up a favorite food item or a negative habit, I’m committing to giving away 40 pieces of gently-used clothing. Many people have fallen into hard times during this pandemic and their weight has fluctuated. I want to help decrease the burden of people having to buy new clothes, especially if they can’t afford them. I live a frugal life and teach about biblical finance. Even in this image, I am wearing an outfit from a thrift store! If you’d like to get involved, email me at

Jessica Smith

Summer Burrell

“In observance of Lent, I am committed to going for a walk for at least 20 minutes a day as a form of meditation time with the Creator.” 

Summer R Burrell

Carolyn Harcum

“I am grateful for the 40 days of Lent. The holy season is to increase daily scripture reading and sacrifice packaged sweets.” 

Carol B. Harcum

“I’m not celebrating Lent this year, but I do know the importance of it.”

Ron Wiggs

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